Creative Writing

Poem: charcoal night

Poem: charcoal night

black crystals and soft star-studded wings rise on finely twisted twine its shadow hovers, twitching  In tune with the beat of a wretched heart Korean r&b reigns in the hollow space   silence casts a muted glow; it flares against the worn and wet cheeks of a...

Poem: She broke

Poem: She broke

A poem exploring life, and the crucial moments leading to death; by the hands of others and by our own.

Poem: the poisoned apple

Poem: the poisoned apple

they say you never sleep, yet you’re full of dreams.   you’re a mosaic of blinding lights, each piece of you gleaming  in the spotlight, you know so well.   a flash of red, yellow and green i look into your kaleidoscope  of traffic lights; it hypnotizes me....

Poem: Strange(r)

Poem: Strange(r)

A poem about a young girl still grappling with her sexuality in the context of her culture. 

Poem: Sometimes‌

Poem: Sometimes‌

Sometimes I want to forget, to close my eyes and breathe, To go back to the bitter-sweet smell Of the ocean,   To feel the soft, rhythmic waves hitting against my ankles, To listen to the resonant sound  of crashing water and  the cry of seagulls. Oh how I want...

Column: The C-word

Column: The C-word

High school junior, Ella Warner, explores the anxiety that comes with the college process, especially as a student whose high school experience has been almost entirely virtual.

poem: ripped clutter

poem: ripped clutter

clusters of granola and cane sugar swarm, densely  coating the thumping heart gurgling rancid pomegranate seeds and flaky scales of fish   oil pools slovenly on the oceanic floor it drips steadily into the fetid waters,  moments before pinguid bubbles rise  ...

Short story: poison apples, poison worms (and friendship)

Short story: poison apples, poison worms (and friendship)

Stepping back from the passionate beams shooting from the sun’s beady pupils, I partially shield my stinging eyes, pupils wavering on the wobbling iron ladder, its full height stretched against one of the bouquet of richly populated tree branches out of the thousand...